Monday, May 2, 2016
Pretty Little Things/Jilliane Hoffman/360 pgs.
Elaine "Lainey" Emerson, 13 years old, has gone missing. Lainey's older sister has runaway before, so it is initially assumed that Lainey is following in her sister's footsteps. Special Agent Bobby Dees, who heads up the Crimes Against Children Squad, is called in to investigate. He discovers that Lainey has a secret online relationship with Zach Cusano, known online as ElCapitan. It turns out, though, that someone has been posting as Zach. Dead girls begin to show up after the killer sends canvas paintings of them to a local television reporter, who then gets the information to Bobby Dees. On top of searching for what appears to be a serial killer, Bobby is searching for his missing teenage daughter, Katy, who ran away from home less than a year ago. There is constant suspense plus the tension surrounding Bobby and his wife, LuAnn. It's fast paced, and keeps the reader turning the pages in anticipation of what's to come! Recommended.